Personality Type Guide

Here’s a quick personality type guide and some date ideas for each one. If you don’t know your personality type, that’s totally ok. You're not the only one. Take our free personality test to find out.

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The Idealists

INFP: The Dreamer

Idealistic, creative and principled. Easy-going and adaptable 99% of the time but cross an INFP’s strongly-held value and prepare for a Jekyll-and-Hyde-like transformation from adorable fluffy bunny to raging lion. Compromising their values is just not an option for INFPs. They are kind, open-minded and empathetic. However, they can be oversensitive, impractical and are prone to leaving projects unfinished.

A picnic at a local landmark.

  • ENTJ
  • ENFJ

ENFP: The Enthusiast

Spontaneous, enthusiastic and creative. ENFPs are full of ideas. Quitting their job to become a yoga teacher in Bali or to save baby polar bears in the Arctic is just another day in the life of an ENFP. They often have a stockpile of quirky stories from these adventures, exacerbated by their lack of practical skills that get them into all kinds of unusual situations. They’re resourceful, curious and know how to have fun. However, they can be unpredictable, impractical and flighty.

A 5am hike to a secluded beach to watch the sunrise.

  • INTJ
  • INFJ

INFJ: The Counselor

Reflective, devoted and perceptive. INFJs have a seemingly magical ability to read people and can often sense someone’s mood the minute they walk through the door. They’ll be able to tell if you’re going to be lifelong partners or distant acquaintances within seconds of meeting you. They’re thoughtful, passionate and mysterious. However, they can be oversensitive, perfectionists and stubborn.

A cosy coffee followed by a walk around a park.

  • ENTP
  • ENFP

ENFJ: The Mentor

Giving, charismatic and supportive. There’s nothing more important to an ENFJ than helping a friend in need and, fortunately, giving advice comes instinctively to them. They're naturally popular and have hectic social calendars. ENFJs are encouraging, sociable and affectionate. However, they can be manipulative, smothering and too selfless.

Wine tasting in a vineyard.

  • INTP
  • INFP

The Rationals

INTP: The Enquirer

Analytical, conceptual and inventive. INTPs are exceptional at analysing problems. They’ll happily spend days, if not weeks, picking apart ideas such as why the optimum angle to pour beer is 42.7°. It may be utterly useless but they’ll do it purely to satisfy their own burning curiosity. They're honest, logical and innovative. However, INTPs can be insensitive, absent-minded and aloof.

A board game cafe.

  • ENFJ
  • ENTJ

ENTP: The Visionary

Original, inquisitive and visionary. ENTPs are sponges for information and love to debate. They don’t do this to achieve a greater purpose, but for the love of the intellectual stimulation. ENTPs are treasure chests of knowledge as a result of having completely immersed themselves in numerous obscure topics over their lifetime. They're quick-witted, resourceful and innovative. However, they can be argumentative, tactless and impractical.

An escape room.

  • INFJ
  • INTJ

INTJ: The Strategist

Purposeful, innovative and structured. INTJs treat life like a chess game and there's rationale behind nearly everything they do. The reason why they moved the toothbrush holder 30 cm to the left is not because they felt like it. It’s because it will save 1.7 seconds each day which is, incidentally, 10.3 minutes per year and 13.6 hours over an average lifespan. INTJs are organised, independent and future-orientated. However, they may be judgmental, arrogant and impatient.

A candlelit dinner.

  • ENFP
  • ENTP

ENTJ: The Leader

Determined, decisive and charismatic. ENTJs are natural-born leaders that project an aura of certainty and authority. They're masters at executing ideas. When an ENTJ decides they want something, they go full speed ahead and watch out anyone who gets in their way. They're assertive, confident and goal-orientated. However, they can be stubborn, impatient and ruthless.

A game night.

  • INTP
  • INFP

The Guardians

ISFJ: The Nurturer

Loyal, practical and altruistic. ISFJs are here to help. From spending all weekend cooking crème brûlée for a friend’s dinner party to cutting off their left arm as a sacrifice to the gods, they tirelessly put other people's needs before their own. They're warm, dependable and traditional. However, ISFJs can be inflexible, oversensitive and perfectionists.

Berry picking at a farm.

  • ESTP
  • ESFP

ESFJ: The Supporter

Sociable, warm and organised. ESFJs are people-orientated and popular. They’re a big hit at dinner parties, somehow finding a perfect balance of being fun and responsible. They’ll push the boundaries enough to entertain but will know exactly when to stop as to not offend anyone. ESFJs are selfless, practical and loyal. However, they can be needy, inflexible and narrow-minded.

A cooking class.

  • ISTP
  • ISFP

ISTJ: The Inspector

Thorough, reliable and honest. ISTJs are dutiful and can always be counted on to follow through. There is yet to be born an ISTJ who isn't loyal (probably). Once they’ve committed to you, they’ll weather many a storm to stick by your side. They're hard-working, orderly and strong-willed. However, ISTJs can be stubborn, insensitive and judgmental.

A museum.

  • ESFP
  • ESTP

ESTJ: The Supervisor

Direct, organised and dedicated. ESTJs are model citizens. No social event would be complete without an ESTJ ensuring everything is going to plan. Give them a fundraiser to organise and they’ll be in their element. ESTJs are efficient, reliable and honest. However, they can be rigid, judgmental and insensitive.

A trivia night.

  • ISFP
  • ISTP

The Explorers

ISFP: The Artist

Creative, kind and sensitive. ISFPs have a strong appreciation for aesthetics and are often artistically gifted. They feel happiest when following their hearts, be it taking a year off to paint every species of rhododendron or becoming a horse whisperer. They are loyal, perceptive and passionate. However, they can be unpredictable, indecisive and disorganised.

A painting class.

  • ESTJ
  • ESFJ

ESFP: The Performer

Spontaneous, energetic and playful. ESFPs are the life and soul of the party. They embrace being the centre of attention in social situations and live for the moment. ‘Bored’ is not a word in an ESFP’s vocabulary. They are fun-loving, observant and practical. However, they can be unfocused, poor long-term planners and take things too personally.

A karaoke bar.

  • ISTJ
  • ISFJ

ISTP: The Artisan

Practical, easy-going and adaptable. Figuring out how things work comes naturally to ISTPs. They are particularly useful to have as a passenger in your car as they will be able to fix it ten times faster than anyone else in the case of a breakdown. ISTPs are analytical, relaxed and spontaneous. However, they can be insensitive, non-committal and easily bored.

A tandem bike ride.

  • ESFJ
  • ESTJ

ESTP: The Adventurer

Outgoing, enthusiastic and straight-shooting. ESTPs love nothing more than jumping into action and are constantly scanning the environment for the next exciting adventure. A midnight motorbike ride across the mouth of a volcano? Count them in. They are dynamic, observant and energetic. However, ESTPs can be defiant, impatient and impulsive.

An amusement park.

  • ISFJ
  • ISTJ